TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith answered some tweets from fans on Friday, and also shared the possibility of the label going on a tour together once everyone drops their new projects.
@dangerookipawaa once everyone drops their album we getting a TDE tour?
— bonita applebum (@MarissaaMermaid) July 1, 2016
It’s hard to say when an official TDE tour will happen based on Top Dawg’s release schedule that he revealed in February on Instagram. It is as follows: ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and the new artists with one of them being Lance Skiiiwalker.
Since that post, K. Dot dropped a B-sides project called untitled unmastered., which was a surprise release that came out in March. Next up is ScHoolboy’s Q’s Blank Face LP which is slated for July 8. SZA’s been relevantly quiet this year with new solo material, but she appeared on Rihanna’s ANTI as a songwriter and guest on “Consideration.”
As for Isaiah Rashad, he’s released “Smile” this year that confirms his Cilvia Demo follow-up should be on the way. According to Top Dawg, the album is finished.
— Vick. (@VickTeller) July 1, 2016
Ab-Soul has been the most vocal about his next album. While he’s announced a Longterm 3 mixtape, two years ago Soulo tweeted his frustrations about TDE preventing him from releasing his album. It got to the point where he threatened to leak his album “like a mixtape.” “I’m gettin very impatient shorty ma! Young nigga tryinna move this dope!” he wrote to a fan on Twitter.
Top Dawg responded that he dares anyone on his team to leak their album and that “you can’t rush greatness.” Despite this, the rapper leaked “47 Bars” that has since been taken down. However, Top and Soul were spotted in the studio listening to a snippet from the album, where it was in the mixing and sample clearing stages.
#TDE in house listening session with @souloho3 … Shit sounding Krazy…. It’s mixing and sample clearing time…. Y’all know Wut happens after that.. There’s ur @souloho3 update…I told y’all I had y’all covered now get off my back lol 😂😂😂 J/p … Nothin but love 4 y’all …. #gettoponthephone
A video posted by gwadpot (@dangerookipawaa) on May 16, 2016 at 8:56pm PDT
Lastly, for Jay Rock, who released 90059 back in September, there haven’t been any solid announcements for a new album this year. Jay Rock was actually the first to hint that a full-on TDE tour was in the works back in 2014, telling XXL, “I think we got a big tour being planned for next year. I don’t really want to talk too much because I’m not sure of the specifics but be on the look out. TDE is coming to a town near you soon, world tour.”
If we had to guess, fans can hope that a TDE tour will be sometime in 2017. But knowing that release dates and schedules get shifted all the time, we wouldn’t be surprised if it changed.